I use a custom Drupal Webform for contacts to join groups. This happens within a restricted environment, the user is logged in and managing his/her own profile behind a password. I don't want any e-mail to be sent.

When a group is marked as 'mailing list', CiviCRM sends out a confirmation mail. If a group is marked both 'mailing list' and 'access control', no e-mail is sent.

I've unchecked 'Enable Double Opt-in for Profile Group(s) field ' in the CiviMail component. Doesn't seem to make a difference (this is not a 'profile groups checkbox' as per the description there i think - its a webform).

So I'm about to check the 'access control' for a dozen of groups, only to disable the e-mail confirmation. What am I doing wrong ? :-)

  • According to this civicrm.stackexchange.com/questions/6818/… I could also uncheck the mailing list box in my case ...
    – commonpike
    Commented Oct 4, 2015 at 14:04
  • Unfortunately Andrew Hunt mentions there that that is a bug, not a feature
    – commonpike
    Commented Nov 2, 2015 at 12:57
  • .. and the bug has been fixed in 4.7.10, at least. so that's not an option anymore.
    – commonpike
    Commented Sep 23, 2016 at 8:40

2 Answers 2


You probably saw this but there is a second setting that deals with Double Opt-In - but since you only referred to one, the other one is

Enable Double Opt-in for Profiles which use the "Add to Group" setting When CiviMail is enabled and a profile uses the "Add to Group" setting, users who complete the profile form will receive a confirmation email. They must respond (opt-in) before they are added to the group.

Also at this path - civicrm/admin/setting/preferences/mailing?reset=1

  • Thanks, saw that. I'm not using a profile, I'm using a Drupal Webform.
    – commonpike
    Commented Oct 5, 2015 at 11:57
  • i think you should note that in the question, and add webform-civicrm tag - may help
    – petednz - fuzion
    Commented Oct 6, 2015 at 1:44

You may have been here / tested already, but I believe if you are in Drupal Webform, there is another 'confirm subscription' configuration under the 'Additional Options' tab which is checked by default.

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